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P.E.I. Liberal leadership hopeful on 'walk for change'

A Charlottetown man who's seeking the Liberal leadership nomination in P.E.I. has launched a plan to walk through all 27 electoral districts. Keith Kennedy began his '"walk for change" on Tuesday.

Keith Kennedy visiting communities around Island

Keith Kennedy lost his bid for mayor of Charlottetown this fall. (Julia Cook/CBC)

A Charlottetown man who's seeking the Liberal leadership nomination in P.E.I. has launched a plan to walk through all 27 electoral districts. 

Keith Kennedy began his '"walk for change" last Tuesday.

He plans to visit communities throughout the province, to learn about issues concerning Islanders and to collect signatures for his nomination. 

"I want to be prepared. I want to know that I've spoken with Islanders from tip to tip. I'm doing my homework," said Kennedy, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Charlottetown.

"No one is angry about me going and asking them about issues. They like it."

Kennedy hopes to reach Souris by the middle of January, where he'll wrap up the tour with a fundraising concert.

Nominations for the Liberal leadership are open until Jan. 20. To run, candidates need the signatures of 50 other party members. It costs $2,500 just to sign up.

Former UPEI president Wade MacLauchlan has already launched his campaign for the top job.

The winner of the Liberal leadership convention on Feb. 20-21 will become premier.